Compare 2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia vs 2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
458 Italia 2-Door Coupe 12 18 N/A $225,325
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LFA 2-Door Coupe 11 16 $337,500 $375,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,236
N/A
$337,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$225,325
$375,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$3755 / month
$6250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value. The 2012 Lexus LFA, like any supercar, is more of an emotional than a logical purchase, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the fastest even though it's one of the most expensive, it will serve well as a show-stopper.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 12 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 18 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact Two Seaters
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 45.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - NA 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 178.2 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 47.8 48.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.3 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.3 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 65.8 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 8.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 - TBD - 15.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 22.7 19.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.35
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD - 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 19.69
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-assist Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 295/35R20 P305/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 235/35R20 P265/35ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3490 3483
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 8.5 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 20 x 10.5 20 x 11.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 220
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 398 @ 6000 354 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 4.5L/275 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 570 @ 9000 552 @ 8700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V10
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 14 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12 11
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.84 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 3.08 3.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.63 1.61
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.28 - TBD - 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
MZ6 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 5.14 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Ferrari 458 Italia Lexus LFA
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-door coupe Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 13.1 15.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 1 5

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